Diabetes is not a disorder that should be taken likely for not attended to, could lead to chronic complications. It is caused when the human body records very high blood sugar level over an extended phase of time.
Symptoms of diabetes are; repeated urination, always thirsty, always hungry and more.
Facts To Know About Diabetes
- This is a long term disorder.
- It is widely spread across the world and in 2013, over 385 million people were diagnosed with diabetes.
- There are two major types of diabetic patients.
- Over 10% of diabetics have Type 1 diabetes as their body does not provide insulin.
- The remaining 90% of diabetics have Type 2 diabetes and their body does not generate enough insulin for proper function of the body.
- Pregnant women are affected by the diabetes called ‘Gestational diabetes’.
- Having a Type 1 disorder if followed by a certain diet and eating healthy alongside steady intake of insulin and exercises, a normal life is certain.
- Type 2 diabetics are required to eat healthy and get active physically as well as go for test of their blood glucose every now and then. Oral treatment may be required depending on the patient or the medical professional attending to a Type 2 diabetic to help control glucose levels.
- It is important to know that there is high risk for a diabetic to get a cardiovascular disease and by so, cholesterol and blood levels should be checked on a regular.
- Smoking is a NO for diabetics.
- Hypoglycemia- this is a double edged condition. When there is low blood glucose found in a diabetic, it could have a bad health effect on the patient as well as if it is found to be too high, it can also have a terrible effect on the diabetic patient and so in this case, the patient should be checked and kept neutral. Not too high and not too low, just moderate.
TYPES OF DIABETES
There are only three types of diabetes namely;
- Gestational Diabetes: This diabetes occurs in females during their pregnancy circle and diagnosis can only be done in a pregnant woman. The greater number of women diagnosed tend to handle this situation with frequent exercises and a balanced diet.
- Type 1 Diabetes: Diabetics who tend to fall under this category would be required to take insulin injections for the remaining part of their lives. This is more like the chronic type of diabetes.
- Type 2 Diabetes: This type of diabetes is usually seen in obese and big (overweight) people as they tend to have higher risk factors in getting this. Usually, most of such people tend to control the type 2 diabetes by shedding off weight and keeping up with a healthy die
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